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  1. On December 06, 2014 I installed a Polar pad from Canadian tire. Installation was straight forward, the only problem is deciding where you want to run the plug in. I took a few pictures near the end of installation but as I said before it is straight forward. First picture is where I placed the heater pad, on the package it said for best results to place on the bottom of the oil pan, for obvious reasons. To protect the plug wires from heat damage and debris I warped them in Flex wire. You just have to clean and de-grease the oil pan, then scuff it up with the sand paper provided in the kit. The second picture is just to show where I ran the cable and where I zip tied. The last picture is just showing where I ran the plug in for easy access, when not in use i just tuck the plug into the adjacent hole. The Heater pad used in this install is linked below. http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/polar-pad-engine-heater-125w-0300004p.html#.VIcaIdLF9R4 Would like to give a huge thanks to Spider for the use of his hoist, made this install so much easier, but could be done with out one.
  2. Hi there! This will be my first winter with my 2005 diesel smart car. It's been extremely cold these past few days and my car has not been able to start. I was told that leaving it plugged in for an hour in the morning before work using the block heater would help. I got the car used and unfortunately I don't really know much about cars although I'm eager to learn. There's what I'm assuming is the converter on the left front of the car, I was told the block heater was sold separately and directly from Mercedes-Benz. If anyone could provide some insight on this (ie. pictures of what either would look like?) or provide feedback on how they keep their cars going in the winter it would be much appreciated!! Audrey
  3. From 450, original block heater cord. $10. Located in Aurora, ON SOLD